Hipmunk City Love: Best Of Unusual Tokyo Hotels

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Things are different in Japan. Quirky sights and bizarre attractions make this country and its capital city Tokyo enormously attractive for vacationers. There are also various unusual Tokyo hotels for travelers who like to stay in special rooms during their city trip. These odd lodgings always succeed in entertaining and surprising their visitors. Here is a list of five unusual hotels in Tokyo.

5. Grand Pacific Le Daiba

The 5-star Grand Pacific Le Daiba at Daiba Minato-ku offers rooms that are creatively themed in the style of a classic anime called Mobile Suit Gundam. The Jaburo Type room carries the same name as the base in the show and it also looks similar. The Special Type and the Standard Type lodgings also show decorations from this famous animated show about robot warriors. Other quirky room themes are the Space Pirate Captain Harlock room and the Galaxy Express 999 room.

4. Akihabara Washington Hotel 

The Akihabara Washington Hotel in Akihabara has a specially themed Railway Room. This popular room is playfully decorated with a complete mini-Akihabara diorama and a model railway that will make children and train fanatics excited. It gives guests the possibility to travel around without leaving their room. They can sit behind a panel and guide the train along models of Tokyo neighborhoods and famous sights like the Tokyo Tower. The true fanatic will also enjoy the available railway-themed DVDs in the room.

3. Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho

The Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho, owned by the famous Lotte food brand, occupies a spot in Sumida-ku. It has a special child friendly Koala’s March themed room. This Room is tastefully decorated with prints of the popular Koala’s March biscuit character from Lotte. The beautiful view of the nearby Tokyo Skytree should also be mentioned.

2. Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

The 4-star Shinjuku Granbell Hotel in Shinjuku supports upcoming Asian artists by letting them design rooms in the hotel. Artists like Shigeki Hattori, Ryoono, and Katsuhiko Taniguchi already worked their magic. This luxurious hotel has 380 comfortable and individually equipped rooms. It also has an art lounge and it organizes exhibitions for art loving guests.

1. Claska

Room designs are rarely so unusual as in hotel Claska in Meguro-dori. This stunningly creative and avant-garde boutique hotel offers individually designed rooms. Guests can choose between four categories: tatami, DIY, Japanese modern, and weekly residence. Especially the DIY rooms are intriguing accommodation options. Japanese artists designed these rooms without restrictions. As a result, guests can now choose to sleep in a bed made of stuffed toys or they can surround themselves with flower and branch decorations.

Crazy and Unusual Tokyo Hotels

Crazy is one word to describe Tokyo, but pioneering, creative, and playful are also words that suit this amazing city and its fascinating culture. Modern and traditional are successfully mixed together in all aspects of the Japanese society. This is one of the reasons that Tokyo is such a remarkable city trip destination. The city houses countless quirky sights, strange attractions and unusual Tokyo hotels.
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About the author

Jesse Logister is a copywriter and travel blogger. He likes to get lost and brag about it. Jesse is a writer for Hipmunk and he is currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project.